Upcoming Events

Monday, November 10, 2014

November Book Club

DCMW Twin Cities Book Club
Please join us for the November Book Club.  Everyone is welcome. 

Book:  Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Location:   5455 Timber Trail, Independence, MN 55359
Date/Time:  Monday, November 10, 7pm
Twin Cities Chairperson:  Suzanne Wall
RSVP:   suzannewall@me.com

(If you can't join us in November, plan ahead...December's book is The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman)

If you would like to start a book club in your area, please contact Margaret Vergeyle at mvergeyle@msn.com.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lunch Event: "Gone But Not Forgotten: Streetcars in the Twin Cities"

The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest Distinguished Speaker Series Presents:
Aaron Isaacs
"Gone But Not Forgotten: Streetcars in the Twin Cities"



Aaron Isaacs is an historian with the Minnesota Streetcar Museum and before that the Minnesota Transportation Museum. He edits the quarterly Twin City Lines history magazine and is co-author of the upcoming book Twin Ports by Trolley — The Streetcar Era in Duluth-Superior,for the University of Minnesota Press. He has also co-authored Twin Cities by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Minneapolis and St. Paul (Minnesota, 2007) and author of Trackside around the Twin Cities and The Como–Harriet Streetcar Line.

When:  Friday, November 14, 11:30 am
Where: The Minneapolis Club, Founders Room, 729 Second Ave. South, Mpls, 55402,(612)332-2292
Cost: $30 for light lunch with drinks and dessert; $35 if you will be parking in the Minneapolis Club Ramp. Payment can be made at the door. (cash or check)

Registration and social time starts at 11:30am. Lunch at Noon. The discussion will commence at 12:30pm and conclude around 1:30pm.

RSVP by November 1st to Vanessa Szalapski or call (952)200-0523 if you plan to attend, so we can gauge the size of the group.

We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Annual DCMW Holiday Party


The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest invites you to our

Annual DCMW Holiday Party

Make a special effort to ring in the holidays with fellow alumni and students home for the holidays at our popular holiday party.  Appetizers will be provided and there is a cash bar.


When:  Thursday, December 11th, 5:30pm

Where: Gluek's Restaurant & Bar

16 North Sixth Street

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Questions: Margaret Vergeyle

We look forward to seeing you!


Club Update

High School Book Awards Program

The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations-and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your interest at mvanmetre81@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient in person.

Again, a $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to me (mvanmetre81@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes. Please join me in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.
Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81
Book Awards Chair

Class of 2018 Admissions Interviewing

The Admissions interviewing season is here again. Last year Dartmouth again received more than 23,000 applications and, while processing is not quite finished, it appears there are even more applicants this year. We expect nearly 300 applicants from Minnesota.

Dartmouth needs your help. Alumni interviews are one of the great distinguishing factors for the College. Candidates are able to develop a personal relationship with an alum. And the Admissions office obtains critical insights often not found anywhere else in the application. We believe this leads to better decisions by Admissions. We know it leads to a higher percentage of accepted candidates deciding to attend Dartmouth rather than one of the many other great schools where they have been accepted.

In the next two weeks our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, will be assigning interviews to those of you who have interviewed in the past and anyone else who would like to participate. If you are interested or would like more information about the interviewing and admissions process, please contact Dennis at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or dennis.m.ryan.81@alum.dartmouth.org or call him at (612) 766-6810. You can also get more information by using the following link to the Dartmouth Admissions website.  Please be sure your VON e-mail is active. This is the only way we can assign interviews, so please check your account by clicking here.

Thank you for your continuing support of Dartmouth College Admissions.

Dennis Ryan recognized by Alumni Council
Each May brings the end to the term of one of the three councilors representing the Club Officer's association and this year sees us bid farewell to Dennis Ryan. Dennis has served both the COA and the Council tirelessly and in great manner for many years, and his contributions have made both organizations much stronger - usually without any heraldry or fanfare. We owe Dennis many thanks and offer him sincere good wishes for the future.
-- From the Alumni Council newsletter